ShopSeptember 1, 2002 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
New releases from beauty manufacturers
Experience the serenity of a spa—all in the privacy of your own home—as Wella introduces the Lifetex Wellness Take-Home Spa Kit. Included in this calming kit is Lifetex Wellness shampoo and conditioner, a new Lifetex Wellness body wash, and a silk loofah. The kit will be offered to salons throughout September and October or while supplies last. For more information, call (800) 843-2656.
Hot new colors are set to heat up Andis Professional 1875 Dryers. The model ACM-1 line has now been launched in three new color concepts including: blue pearl, orange pearl, and platinum. Some of the products's features include a quiet, long-lasting, and powerful AC motor that has four heat and two air speeds, a cool shot button to lock in style, a heavy-duty 10" cord, a narrow aluminum concentrator, and a resin concentrator. For more information, call (800) 558-9441.
3. SEXY HAIR CONCEPTS
Bigger and better is what Sexy Hair Concepts continues to strive for with the addition of four new products to their collection. The products enhance height, help keep large locks in great condition, and maintain moisture balance. The new additions are as follows: Dense Thickening Spray, Flip It Over Full and Wild Spray, Spray & Play Harder Firm Volumizing Hairspray, and Big Shine-Shine Spray. For more information, call (800) 848-3383.
Up, up, and away goes ISO's Multiplicity Va Va Va Voom Volume volumizing products. This high-performance line consists of 19 haircare and styling choices developed to help clients create any look from sophisticated and sexy to classic and chic. Some of the products include: Elevate Volume Shampoo, Elevate Volume Conditioner, Whipped Cream Wax, and Upshoot Styling Spritz. For more information, call (800) ISO-Hair.
5. HELEN OF TROY
Something new for styling has come along from Wigo. With the new 4-N-1 Convertible Styling Iron, the 190-watt system (model WG5304) incorporates four sets of interchangeable 21/4" plates that help create a large array of styles. Included are a flat iron, narrow and medium crimping, as well as deep waving plates. Other features include high wattage for quick heat-up, high heat, and a well-balanced European design. For more information, call (800) 480-8832.
A straightner straight from the bottle is what Schwarzkopf Professional is offering with OSIS X-Tra Flat Flattening Balm. This new, lightweight product is perfect for helping naturally curly or permed strands go simply and beautifully straight. There are no chemical straightening additives used here, so hair looks smooth and sleek throughout the day without changing its natural structure. For more information, call (800) 707-9997.
7. PAUL MITCHELL
Versatility for styling is an important characteristic that Paul Mitchell prides itself on with Re-Works, its new versatile texture cream. The options are endless with a product that offers a variety of styles without having to re-wet or re-apply anything to the hair. Re-Works will be available to salons as of September 2002. For more information, contact your John Paul Mitchell Systems Salon consultant or distributor.
Ever wonder what it's like to be a blonde? Now you can find out with Clairol's Kaleidocolors Violet, the newest shade to be sampled from the powder lighteners in the Kaleidocolors line. Violet enters the line that already includes Gold, Blue, and Neutral lighteners, which are all easy to use and designed to lift and deposit tone all in one stroke. Violet is formulated to lift up to four levels and leaves strands with soft, natural-looking cool tones. For more information, call (800) 221-4900.
More is better, and the people at Joico agree. They've recently added four new K-Pak styling products to the K-Pak Collection, including Curl Revitalizer, Smoothing Balm, Strengthening Tonic, and Styling Créme Elixir. All products contain K-Pak's Triamine Complex, an exclusive combination of amino acids that are part of the hair's structure, and create smooth, shiny, and healthy-looking hair. For more information, call (800) 44JOICO.
10. BEECH SANDAL CO
Want a super sandal for the spa? Look no further than Beech Sandal Co's Spredi/Spa Sandals, the only dual-purpose, biodegradable disposable around. Feet are protected all around the spa, in the showers, and any wet areas to be found, and a pedicure strap is built right in. For more information, call (877) 771-TOES.